• AVolta - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 7th Dec, 2018 - Fri 4th Jan, 2019


    Volta is a term used to describe a turning point that occurs in varied forms of fourteen-line poems collectively called sonnets. Sometimes a volta undertakes a profound reversal; other times it is just a subtle shift that the poem presents or, better, performs. This installation includes a presentation of sonnets, but also represents an exchange with visual art. The word volta translated directly ... read more...
  • Hot Garbage, Scars and Scarves, Mystery Lover - Jan 26th @ Copper Owl

    Thu 22nd Nov, 2018

    the fifty fifty arts collective and the Copper Owl are proud to present Hot Garbage from Toronto with locals Scars & Scarves and Mystery Lover info/links Hot Garbage Melodic psychedelic rock from the capital of Canada. https://hotgarbagemusic.bandcamp.com/ Scars & Scarves My Bloody Valentine mixed with Broadcast, enough said! https://scarsandscarves.bandcamp.com/ Mystery Lover L... read more...
  • the fifty fifty arts collective presents: Odonis Odonis, Wayst, Dead Malls - Jan 26th @ Copper Owl

    Mon 12th Nov, 2018

    the fifty fifty arts collective presents

    the fifty fifty arts collective is proud to present Odonis Odonis (Toronto, ON) http://www.odonisodonis.com/ Since their blown-out 2011 debut Hollandaze, Toronto trio Odonis Odonis has continued to push their sound further into the depths of post-apocalyptic experimentation. Following 2016's foreboding Post Plague, No Pop is the band's starker, more dance-floor-friendly fourth LP. Exe... read more...
  • Sometimes: Hollis Roberts - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 9th Nov, 2018 - Fri 30th Nov, 2018


    The fifty fifty is pleased to present Hollis Robert's in an exhibition alongside Makeshift Contemporary Textile Festival. For more information on Makeshift, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/535255260256008/ Originally from the Comox Valley, Hollis Roberts completed her BFA in Visual Arts from the University of Victoria in 2016. Her practice in sculpture and photography consists of ... read more...
  • reconstruct / deconstruct: closing event & informal artist talk: Audie Murray , Kazmear Johnston - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Sat 3rd Nov, 2018

    reconstruct / deconstruct: closing event & informal artist talk

    We would like to invite you to drop by the fifty fifty artist collective on Saturday, November 3rd between 12:00PM and 3:00PM to visit and have tea and snacks with artists Audie Murray and Kazmear Johnston on the last day of their exhibit. This will be a great opportunity to talk with the artists about the works and hear about their collaborative process. The artists also invite you to braid fabri... read more...
  • The Marrow: Gord Grdina - Jan 26th @ Open Space

    Thu 25th Oct, 2018

    The Marrow

    Open Space and The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective present Gordon Grdina's The Marrow Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm. Gordon Grdina is a Vancouver-based JUNO Award winning oud/guitarist whose career has spanned continents, decades and constant genre exploration throughout avant-garde jazz, free form improvisation, contemporary indie rock and classical Arabic. His singular approach to the instrument... read more...
  • Melted Mirror , Redress, Old Girl, Null Command - Jan 26th @ Copper Owl

    Thu 25th Oct, 2018

    the fifty fifty arts collective and the Copper Owl are proud to present Melted Mirror (calgary) https://meltedmirror.bandcamp.com/album/melted-mirror "Like traversing a dark metropolis to a soundtrack of buzzing electronics, crystalline synth and morose vocal delivery, Melted Mirror take the most stylized elements of a late night and carry them through to the early morning. As much related ... read more...
  • reconstruct / deconstruct: Audie Murray , Kazmear Johnston - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 11th Oct, 2018 - Sat 3rd Nov, 2018

    reconstruct / deconstruct

    deconstruct / reconstruct : cities buildings rules construction sites directions ideas of ‘home’ self realizations addictions culture upbringings growing up connections our bodies bodies that surround us (this is not exclusive to human bodies) the land personal connections to the land how we treat the land (this includes water, those living on the land, etc.) our... read more...
  • Earthless, Mad Alchemy Light show, Heavy Trip, Holy Boredoms VS El Hombre Al Agua - Jan 26th @ Copper Owl

    Tue 9th Oct, 2018

    The fifty fifty arts collective and Timbre Concerts Present: On Sale Friday July 27th, 2018 at 10am PT! EARTHLESS With Guests Featuring The Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show Tuesday October 9th, 2018 @ COPPER OWL 19+/No Minors Doors 8:00pm, Show 9:00pm Tickets $20.00 (plus appl. s/c) advance available online at www.ticketweb.ca Ticketweb direct link: https://www.ticketweb.ca/event/earthle... read more...
  • we were told we shouldn't: andi icaza-largaespada, nico yu - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 13th Sep, 2018 - Sat 6th Oct, 2018

    we were told we shouldn't

    we were told we shouldn’t but here we are, using the bag as a toy, the packagings of gender, beauty, ethnicity as playground to disfigure/diffuse/conceal/resist. and so here we are working collectively to conflate polymer and flesh, to see if containers make us succumb and change or adapt and remain resilient. Artist statements: Collective & personal i-y (pronounced ‘ew’), conform... read more...
  • Blue Crush: Kerri Flannigan - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Mon 13th Aug, 2018 - Sat 8th Sep, 2018

    Blue Crush

    Drawing on both historical perspectives and personal stories, Blue Crush considers the ways that we inherit, inhabit, and embody our differing lived experiences, and how these experiences inform our relationship to swimming. By positioning sites such as pools and beaches as both places of recreation, and as colonized and contested spaces, swimming and beach culture are explored through the inti... read more...
  • the fifty fifty arts collective ROCK LOTTERY!: C.R.O.W.N., Redress, Teenage Wedding, KLUBOVADER, Spaceport Union, Under Palms, Did You Die, Fall Fair Car, Legit Heat, Altered Dead, The Half Moon Shine, Bučan Bučan, Fantasy Creeps, Rugged Uncle - Jan 26th @ Logan's Pub

    Sat 4th Aug, 2018

    the fifty fifty arts collective ROCK LOTTERY!

    Sign up is now CLOSED for this years Rock Lottery!! Here's a short list of some of the bands our so far confirmed players are from. C.R.O.W.N. Redress Teenage Wedding Mr. Zoth and the Werespiders Klubovader Sealion Spaceport Union PIGS: Canada's Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute Under Palms Did You Die Fall Fair Car Altered Dead Legit Heat The Half Moon Shine Bučan Bučan Fa... read more...
  • EVENTIDE July 26, 2018: KOBAN , WIRE SPINE , Maskara, Ivory Towers, VOID MIRROR, Sigsaly, Psychic Pollution, Audio Osmosis - Jan 26th @ Copper Owl

    Thu 26th Jul, 2018

    EVENTIDE July 26, 2018

    Copper Owl and The fifty fifty arts collective are pleased to present along with the City of Victoria - Local Government, CFUV 101.9 FM, Downtown Victoria Business Association, Capital Regional District and the Eventide Music Series a great night of dark synth inspired music by the likes of... Koban https://koban.bandcamp.com/ Wire Spine https://wirespine.bandcamp.com/releases MASKARA http... read more...
  • It's Alive: Jenn Pearson , Sauha Lee, Wendy Oakman, Nicole Dumas - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 19th Jul, 2018 - Sat 11th Aug, 2018

    It's Alive

    In recent past, a leading corporation in the colour industry declared “greenery” to be the colour of the year— stating its importance as a symbol of optimism—yet we wonder what else hides within this omnipresent hue? Behind the abundance of luscious moss, lively plants, and majestic trees, the green-eyed monster still lurks. read more...
  • Corrie Peters and Jennifer van de Pol: Profound Feats - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 21st Jun, 2018 - Sat 14th Jul, 2018

    Corrie Peters and Jennifer van de Pol: Profound Feats

    In conversation with Shirley Daventry French, the now 86 year old founder of Victoria's longest running Yoga Studio, the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria, Jennifer said, "In my art, I am interested in how small, subtle and silent acts can potentially have profound effects in the world." And Shirley answered, "Don't all acts have profound effects?" Jennifer Van de Pol and Corrie Peters' co... read more...
  • Damla Tamer: Experience Class - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 24th May, 2018 - Sun 17th Jun, 2018

    Damla Tamer: Experience Class

    Exhibition Opening: Thursday, May 24 from 7-10pm Exhibition dates: May 24-June 16 Performative Artist Talk: June 16th, 5pm What to do with the intense human desire to relate to the other, in a world where certain modes of relation have been co-opted into the order of the knowable? Is it possible to build a political discourse around the notions of care and hospitality for the other when the... read more...
  • .: Merzbow & Balázs Pandi, The Anunnaki - Jan 26th @ Copper Owl

    Thu 17th May, 2018


    Pretty Good Not Bad & The fifty fifty arts collective present: Merzbow & Balázs Pándi with Annunaki ---- Merzbow For over thirty years, Merzbow (aka Masami Akita) has been the biggest and most recognizable figure on the international noise scene. Since 1980, he has released over 400 recordings, and has collaborated with various artists. There is no need to argue: Merzbow stands as the most i... read more...
  • David Semeniuk: Field Truth - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 26th Apr, 2018 - Sun 20th May, 2018

    David Semeniuk: Field Truth

    In 1946, an international group led by the Canadian Armed Forces participated in Operation Muskox, a 3100 mile expedition beginning in Churchill, MB, and traversing a winter landscape to Victoria Island, Nunavut, Normal Wells, NWT, and finishing in Edmonton, AB. The primary aim of the expedition was to determine the feasibility of a polar invasion into the Americas, while investigating how newly ... read more...
  • Estraven Lupino Smith: CAST OFF - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Mon 26th Mar, 2018 - Sun 22nd Apr, 2018

    Estraven Lupino Smith: CAST OFF

    Estraven Lupino Smith: Cast Off Opening Night: April 5th, 7-10pm Exhibition and Working Studio Dates: March 26th to April 22nd, 2018 During 10 days of working in the fifty fifty space, Estraven Lupino-Smith will create several pieces from discarded ship rope. They will be working with decorative knots and with tatting patterns. Tatting is a technique of creating lace from a series of loops a... read more...
  • Groupie: Laura Gildner - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 9th Mar, 2018


    Laura Gildner: Groupie Opening Night: Friday, March 9th from 7-10pm Exhibition Dates: March 9th to March 25th **Please note: the fifty fifty arts collective is a volunteer run organization, this means that exhibition hours can fluctuate unpredictably and on short notice due to volunteer availability; if you are coming to visit in a specific time frame, please feel free to make an appointment ... read more...
  • a bench, a curb, & shrubs: Olivia Prior - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 1st Feb, 2018 - Mon 15th Jan, 2018

    a bench, a curb, & shrubs

    “a bench, curb, and shrubs” is an interactive show loosely about parks. This show features kinetic sculptural works that mimic playful urges, interactions and motions found in a park. Each work amplifies a subconsciously known signifier from the sculpture’s namesake (a bench, a curb, and shrubs) and aims to make the participant aware of the involuntary reactions to the subtle design affordan... read more...
  • Vortex to Eden: MOPE Collective - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 4th Jan, 2018 - Sun 28th Jan, 2018

    Vortex to Eden

    Vortex to Eden is a multidisciplinary study of pseudoscience and conspiracy theory, centralized around the account of Admiral Byrd, who claimed the Earth was hollow in the mid 20th century, after he flew his plane through a vortex located at the North Pole. Considering the myriad levels of social, political and philosophical queries begged of the hollow earth theory, this exhibition is an open end... read more...